BURDWAN (WB): Controversial West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh on Tuesday said that intellectuals who eat beef on roads should also eat "dog meat" at their houses. He added that "demeaning" cow is an offence in India.

"Few intellectuals eat beef on roads, I am asking them to eat dog meat too. Their health will do fine, no matter which animal they eat, but why on roads? Eat at your home," Ghosh told reporters on the sidelines of a programme here.

Demeaning and killing of cows is a crime in India, the parliamentarian claimed.

"The milk of desi cows contains gold. That is why it is golden in colour and also healthy. There are some intellectuals who find it humiliating to worship cow as mother but take pride in cleaning excreta of foreign dogs," he said.

Anyone who misbehaves with "my mother" will be treated the way they should be, Ghosh warned.

"Indian cow is a special breed which has gold in their milk. Foreign breeds such as jersey cows don't have gold in their milk. Also, their milk is not as healthy," he insisted.

His comments drew criticism from senior TMC leader Subrata Mukherjee, who said it he did not wish on comment on such "insane statements".

"What can we say about such statements? The people of Bengal will be the best judge of such insane statements," he said.

Also Read | Varshita Thatavarthi, Vizag’s Plus-Size Sabyasachi Model Breaking Beauty Norms